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the second largest city in Iraq

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She has come for spending some time with the poor children and teaching them good virtues," said Sharia Busra.
A field source, meanwhile, pointed to the large volume of arms and ammunitions in the depot, and said it was the terrorists' main warehouse for storing military equipment in the towns of Busra al-Harir, al-Harak, Naheta and other regions in Eastern Dara'a.
Buon village chief Chet Chris and Busra commune chief Yoeut Sarin also acknowledged that the pair had asked for a plot to build a house and cultivate crops as they were poor.
Few days ago, an agreement was reached between the Syrian government and terrorist groups in Busra al-Sham city which stipulates that a ceasefire begins and terrorists surrender their heavy and medium weapons in all cities and towns.
Speaking to Gulf News , he explained that Shabab Al Sunna is a major component of the Southern Front in the Free Syrian Army and that Busra Al Sham only fell to the opposition in the later stages of western support for the opposition, in 2015--before the Russian intervention.
Hezbollah-run War Media Center and a Syrian state television correspondent said rebels in Busra al-Sham had agreed to come back under government rule and were starting to surrender their weapons.
Islamabad -- A business delegation of Busra Province of Turkey led by TurgayYel, Inegol Deputy Mayor visited ICCI and exchanged views with Pakistani counterparts for further improving bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Turkey.
Syrian soldiers stormed positions of al-Nusra in Busra square in Dara'a al-Mahatta, al-Manshiyeh and al-Bajabja in Dara'a al-Balad, al-Saad road and al-Nazeheen camp, which not only claimed the lives of several militants but ended in destruction of military equipment and vehicles.
In its statement, the army said "the special military operation resulted in the deaths of a high number of takfiri (extremist Sunni) terrorists." Rebel fighters have gained two significant victories over the army in recent weeks by taking the main border crossing point with Jordan and the ancient town of Busra al-Sham.
There was no immediate comment from the government on the reported fall of Busra Sham, a town in southern Syria known for its historical citadel and Roman amphitheater declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Summary: Busra Sham is predominantly Sunni town with population of about 30,000 but also has sizable Shiite community.
Also, LCC added that a violent shelling by regime warplanes on Busra Al-Sham district, Daraa, resulted in death and injury of tens of people coinciding with heavy shelling by helicopters on Qaboun district, Damascus, and Zamelka, outskirts of Damascus.
Coskun, Kerem Ok, and Busra Ozdenizci (all Isik U., Turkey) present a reference and tutorial on a technology that promises to turn mobile telephones into such devices as credit cards, bus tokens, and car keys by trading signals with other devices inches or feet away.
In violence Tuesday, army tanks shelled the southern town of Busra Al-Harir, killing at least two people, according to the Observatory.
In Sunday s fighting, Syrian troops mainly from the 12th Armoured Brigade based in Isra, 40 km (25 miles) from the southern border with Jordan, stormed the nearby town of Busra al-Harir.